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National Family and Household Projections: 2001 (base) - 2021
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 June 2003
Highlights

(Based on Series 4B: medium fertility, medium mortality, long-term annual net migration of 5,000 and 'B' living arrangement type rates). 

 

  • The number of families is projected to reach 1.28 million by 2021, an increase of 230,000 or 22 percent from an estimated 1.05 million families at 30 June 2001.
  • Couple without children families are projected to increase by 51 percent, from 407,000 in 2001 to 614,000 in 2021.
  • The number of couple without children families will overtake the number of two-parent families by 2006.
  • The number of households is projected to reach 1.82 million by 2021, an increase of 380,000 or 26 percent from an estimated 1.44 million households at 30 June 2001.
  • One-person households are projected to increase by 45 percent, from 333,000 in 2001 to 482,000 in 2021.
  • There will be an average of 2.4 people per household by 2021, compared with 2.6 people per household in 2001.
Graph, Projected families.
Graph, Projected households.

Brian Pink 30 June 2003
Government Statistician Cat 03.518 Set 02/03 – 217
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